Eyesplice Collective is a group of artists working in similar veins in a variety of media. The artists are spread out across Baltimore, Brooklyn, Chicago, West Virginia, Austin and Panama. The collective was founded in 2012 by Megan Hildebrandt who chose artists whose work she felt drawn to and with whom she had built friendships in educational institutions and artists residencies. All the artists in the group happen to be women… Or do they just “happen” to be women? When forming the group, Hildebrandt had just graduated from an MFA program made up almost entirely of men. Maybe she craved the camaraderie that women provide for each other, or perhaps she was just drawn to the work of female artists.
Practical Feminism is a collection of the work of these 12 female artists who show the ways individuals deal with feminism on a practical level.
State of Emergency in film is a screening of short films related to disaster at Davidson College in Davidson, NC. This film screening is part of the programming accompanying an exhibition that Ai Wei Wei is in – I’m so excited!
Thursday, February 20, 2014. 7:00-8:30pm Seman Auditorium, Belk Visual Arts Center
315 N. Main St.
Davidson, NC 28035
(Corner of Griffith & Main Streets)
I will be presenting on the Drawing Today panel at the College Art Association’s annual conference Thursday, February 13th from 5:30 -7:00 p.m. – to be held at the Hilton Chicago in the Lake Michigan suite, 8th floor. My presentation will be about 15 minutes long, and below is a short description of the material I’ll be covering.
Heather Mahoney, “Untitled,” Ink and colored pencil – Copy/Synthesize/Morph exercise (copying Ryoko Akoi and Daniel Zeller) completed for Intermediate Drawing Fall 2010, 4 drawings approximately 8”x10” each
The master copy has been a traditional element of drawing education for centuries, while contemporary students are endlessly consumed with defining their unique personal ‘styles’. To address these often conflicting foci, I have developed an advanced course that reimagines the “Master Copy” and exposes students to a wide range of contemporary and classical drawing artists.
The primary assignment — titled “Copy, Synth, Morph” — results in four distinct drawings: two ‘master copies,’ a synthesis of those copies, and a final, ‘morphed’ drawing, in which students integrate their own concepts to develop a new, personalized, visual language.
The project forces students to articulate their own drawing interests while practicing their craft through careful observation and replication. They are also confronted with a multitude of approaches to mark-making executed through a wide range of media and technology. While the process often catches them off guard, it allows them to approach various drawing challenges from a beginner’s point of view, releasing them from their often poorly-defined expectations.
My presentation outlines course expectations, a selection of supporting assignments, and assessment.
NMC10 is a juried video program celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the New Media Caucus (NMC), a 953 member affiliate organization of the College Art Association formed in 2003 to promote the development and understanding of new media art.
The exhibition is showing at the following locations: